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4021 Rosewood Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

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American Career College is a system of schools located in the state of California. The school was founded in 1978 by David Pyle and was originally known as American College of Optics. The initial campus operated in downtown Los Angeles, with a second campus in Anaheim, offering a program in optical dispensing until 1994 when it began to offer a vocational nursing program. The school has expanded since that time through the addition of new and varied programs, increased enrollment, and the establishment of new campuses in Ontario, Long Beach and Lynwood.

Today American Career College offers a variety of programs, allowing potential students to choose the area of study that best prepares them for their desired career. Programs are taught by experienced professionals who provide education; training and skill development to ensure students meet and exceed employer expectations. Students will earn a diploma or associate’s degree upon completion of a program, with graduates being able to pursue employment immediately.

Programs offered include:

  • Medical Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Vocational Nursing
  • Massage Therapy
  • Dental Assisting

It is important to note that not all programs are available at a given campus, and students should visit the school’s website to make sure what program are available at their local campus. 

Los Angeles Location

The Los Angeles branch of American Career College Inc is located at 4021 Rosewood Avenue. This campus has a graduating class size which is approximately a thousand students annually. This location offers services for students in the form of distance learning programs for students who wish to pursue their education online, career pathway assistance for students in need of assistance, and flexible scheduling for individuals who cannot make regular hours. Students may learn more, including the school's consumer disclosures, by visiting americancareercollege.edu.

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Programs Offered

The programs listed below are some of the programs offered by American Career College - Los Angeles. The list may differ from the actual programs offered, for a complete list of what is being offered students can visit the school's website.

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Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants (1,560 Hours)

The practical nursing, vocational nursing and nursing assistants program takes about fourteen months for most students to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition costs are estimated to be $36,000*
  • Based on published reports, around 200 students completed the practical nursing, vocational nursing and nursing assistants program last year
  • The length of the practical nursing, vocational nursing and nursing assistants program is about 14 months

Medical Assistant (800 Hours)

Medical assistant program takes on average ten months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition costs are estimated to be $18,000*
  • Estimated loan repayment rate of 30% for former students**
  • Upon completion of this program, students owe on average $9,300 in student loans**
  • Around 500 students completed the medical assistant program last year
  • Students usually complete the medical assistant program in 10 months

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Health and Medical Administrative Services (880 Hours)

The health and medical administrative services program takes about eleven months for most students to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition costs are estimated to be $18,000*
  • Around 200 students completed the health and medical administrative services program last year
  • The health and medical administrative services program takes about 11 months to complete

Opticianry, Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician (800 Hours)

Opticianry, ophthalmic dispensing optician program takes on average ten months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition costs are estimated to be $18,000*
  • 31% loan repayment rate estimated for former students of this program**
  • Upon completion of this program, students owe on average $9,500 in student loans**
  • Around 100 students completed the opticianry, ophthalmic dispensing optician program last year
  • Takes about 10 months to complete

Surgical Technologist (1,580 Hours)

The surgical technologist program offered on average takes about twenty months to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition costs are estimated to be $37,000*
  • Former students had a loan repayment rate of around 42%**
  • More than 60 students completed this program in the previous reported year
  • The surgical technologist program takes about 20 months to complete

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Dental Assistant (880 Hours)

The dental assistant program takes about eleven months for most students to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition costs are estimated to be $18,000*
  • Former students had a loan repayment rate of around 30%**
  • Upon completion of this program, students owe on average $9,500 in student loans**
  • Based on published reports, around 100 students completed the dental assistant program last year
  • The dental assistant program takes about 11 months to complete

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Notes:
*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates and student loan balances are estimated to provide a comparative context. For more detailed information individuals are asked to contact the school.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

Once scholarships, grants and other forms of aid are calculated, the expected average cost for students at this school is $22,500. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance visit the net price calculator. Financial aid information may be obtained by contacting the financial aid office at (323) 668-7555 x2303. The tuition and financial aid figures listed show various costs that students may encounter at this school. The numbers may not be accurate due to changing factors in a given year, and are only intended to provide a guideline for students.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid57%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships55%$4,077
Receiving Student Loans44%$4,428

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 8%.

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